Expect to see more Alexa-enabled PCs soon

Acer’s latest laptops come with support for Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant. And Asus and HP announced plans to bring Alexa to some of their PCs earlier this year. Now Amazon says it’s working with ODMs (original design manufacturers) too. The company has unveiled four new PC designs that feature microphones for far-field voice recognition that […]

Foxconn Kangaroo, Quanta Compute Plug join the mini PC parade

Microsoft has revealed two new tiny computers coming from Taiwanese manufacturers Foxconn and Quanta. The Quanta Compute Plug is a PC built into a device the size of a power adapter (and which you can actually use as a USB power adapter), while the Foxconn Kangaroo is a pocket-sized desktop computer that you can carry with you […]

Quanta’s 11.6 inch tablet prototype powered by AMD Temash CPU (video)

Taiwanese equipment maker Quanta is showing off a new tablet prototype featuring an AMD A4-1200 processor. That’s AMD’s new low-power “Temash” chip aimed at low-cost tablets. Quanta doesn’t sell devices under its own brand name, but it’s one of the biggest manufacturers of notebooks and other devices sold by big name companies. The prototype tablet […]

Mystery Quanta tablet shows up at the FCC

Quanta Computers is an OEM (original equipment manufacturer) in Taiwan, so you don’t typically see computers sold under the Quanta brand name. Instead major PC makers contract with Quanta to build devices which are sold under different names. But every now and then, an upcoming device makes it as far as the FCC web site […]